What to do during Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Here are some other things you can do there!

Heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is amazing and with so many amazing shows to see over the course of your time there, it is easy to become completely absorbed with Fringe life and not see the rest of what Edinburgh has to offer.

But we think that this is a real shame. Edinburgh is an amazing city that has plenty to offer those who are visiting and to inspire you to get out and explore everything away from the Fringe we have put together some of the very best things that you can do.

Take a walk up Arthur’s Seat

During your time in Edinburgh there is a good chance that you are going to indulge in some of the delicious food and drink that the city has to offer. So, if you feel that you need to burn off some calories, then you might want to take a walk up Arthur’s Seat. The seat is 250m above the city and not only will it get your heart pumping, but it also will give you some of the most amazing views of the city too.

Visit Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo has always been a rather popular tourist attraction for those visiting Edinburgh, but over the past few years it has definitely grown in popularity. This ties perfectly in with the introduction of some rather cute and cuddly pandas that have become a staple part of the zoo. So much so, that no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a trip to see them in the zoo.

Take a Ghost Bus Tour

Want to take an entirely different look at everything that Edinburgh has to offer? Learn more about the haunted history of one of the most fascinating cities in the UK by hopping on board the Ghost Bus Tour. Taking you past some of the biggest attractions and landmarks that Edinburgh has to offer, this comedy/horror tour takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to get around it all and we can promise you that you will be spooked every second of the way.

Have some whisky

If there is one drink that Scotland is famous for (Irn Bru aside of course) then it has to be whisky. Whisky is part and parcel of any trip to Edinburgh, so if you are heading to the Fringe then try and get in to the Scottish Whisky Experience during your time there too. Not only will you get to see how the amazing drink is made, but you also get to try it too, which is a win/win situation for us!

See the castle

The Edinburgh Castle forms a huge part of the city skyline and it is absolutely something that you should get a closer look at. Whether you see the One O’Clock Gun or perhaps get a chance to explore the Military Prison, all of these things are going to be a sure-fire way to absorb some of the history that Edinburgh has to offer.
As you can see, whilst the Fringe is a great way to spend some time in Edinburgh, whilst you are visiting the city you should absolutely try to see some of the amazing things that it has to offer you.

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